The Communications Department's mission is to provide the tools, strategies, products and programs to support the brand and its content, and to continually grow Brookings’s impact and effectiveness as a change agent for public policy in the United States and around the world. This purpose is realized if we help our scholars raise awareness, set the agenda and shape the debate around the public policy issues they choose to address.
The Director, Brookings Creative Lab is a dynamic, innovative, and narrative-driven leader of all Central Communications efforts on data visualizations and infographics, interactive digital assets, video, and graphic design. Sets creative vision for and leads the Brookings Creative Lab, including training scholars, research staff, and design staff on cutting-edge technology at the intersection of data, graphic design, and narratives. Works closely and harmoniously with web, social media, and studio teams to bring Brookings scholarship to life in cutting-edge digital formats. Has a hand in the shape and design of individual projects but won’t necessarily be primary designer or coder—this role is for the leader of that team of cutting-edge designers and storytellers.
Design and Storytelling (50%)
Professional Development and Capacity Building (30%)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required, master’s degree preferred. A minimum of ten years of professional work experience designing data visualization assets and interactives. Prior management experience required. Experience working with media in a fast-paced, policy or media environment preferred.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.